Koloa: Women, Art, and Technology, Para Site
Founded in 2000, the non-profit Asia Art Archive collects, creates and shares art from around the region. On Saturday 7 March, in honour of International Women’s Day, the AAA is hosting its fifth Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. This edition, Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2020, is presented in collaboration with M+, and aims to ‘discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women artists and makers in and from Asia’. Head down to the AAA to get involved, or you can even join in from home.
The AAA is also hosting the year-long New Moon Publishing programme, comprised of 12 ‘chapters’ from 12 contributors who imagine the AAA in the year 6083. The project runs throughout the year, with a new chapter released each month.
Local stalwart Para Site, one of the oldest independent art institutions in Asia and a fixture in the city’s arts community, is extending its Koloa: Women, Art, and Technology exhibition until 26 April. Named for a collection of Tongan practices centred on bark cloth making and weaving, the Hong Kong iteration includes three local women artists in exploring koloa and the creation of Pacific textiles as not only art and technology but wealth and self-empowerment for the women at its centre.
You can take your pick of spaces at the West Kowloon Cultural District. M+ museum’s major event is the Sigg Prize exhibition, in which the six artists shortlisted for the prestigious biennial prize show works across sculpture, site-specific installation, video and performance. At Freespace, Lau Bak Livehouse hosts musical performances every weekend, which you can either attend or live stream from home.
At PMQ, you can find Flowers in Bloom, an exhibition of local ink and watercolour artist Choy Yat Chun Anthony’s delicate floral paintings. There’s a selection of works from Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, rotating exhibition Metamorph and a few others.
There are several events and exhibitions still scheduled at nearby Tai Kwun, but it’s best to check back regularly as the venue is understandably being extra-cautious.